Who needs a home inspection?
The general public, the purchase of a home can be one of the costliest investments of a person\’s life. If you are an investor your always looking at the bottom line. It takes an average of 15 minutes for a person to look at a house and want to buy it. I have an extensive background in residential properties, 35 years to date. Ongoing training in home inspections and also an open mind that there\’s something to learn new at every inspection also leads to helping point out future problems and maintenance with a home.
What do you include in a home inspection?
My years of experience, training, fair pricing, an extensive checklist, and a clean detailed inspection report, sent to whom ever you choose.
Do you inspect pools, spas, or look for termites?
I inspect swimming pools, spas, Jacuzzis, and whirlpools. I have professional termite companies come in to do the termite reports (also known as WDI report). We can include the price of a termite inspection in with your home inspection when you call us for a quote.
How long does the average 2000 sq ft home take to inspect?
If all utilities are on and everything is open it will take from 2 1/2 to 4 hours.
Should I be present at a home inspection?
Yes, you should be present or have someone you trust to represent you.
With a purchase of this size, it\’s in your best interest. It\’s much easier to explain a problem while I\’m there than over the phone.
Should I go with the cheapest inspector or with a quality inspector?
We don\’t ever recommend just going with any inspector just because they are the cheapest. What you are paying for is the inspector’s experience and background for example. I personally started working on residential properties at 10 years old and grew up in a family with 5 master plumbers.
Can I do the inspection myself?
Yes, I suppose you could, but think about this home inspection as a small money transaction that covers the whole property and could save you money by detecting minor problems before they can become major ones. Leave it up to the pro\’s we know what to look for and have seen thousands of homes.
Does a newly constructed home need to be inspected?
We uncover mistakes on new homes all the time, just because it is new does not always mean that it was built perfect. We also provide an 11 month warranty inspection to look for potential problems before your warranty runs out with your builder.
What items do you inspect?
* Insulation * Ventilation * Roof & Flashings * Gutters * Crawlspace
* Foundation * Grading * Siding & Trim * Doors & Windows * Ceilings
* Floors * Walls * Chimney * Fireplace * Electrical System
* Water Heater * Plumbing System * Air Conditioning * Heating
What if the inspection uncovers problems?
If it does then we have done our job. We do not pass or fail a home we just evaluate it, only the person that pays for the inspection can say the house passes or fails. More often than not in the long run the inspection report will be used as a punch list or a bargaining tool.
What is the one thing that every home owner can do to help with their foundation?
Make sure there is moisture slowly applied to the perimeter of the entire foundation. In 2005, we where behind on average rainfall by 17 inches and if we get record rainfall behind this drought it will cause foundations to move.
What areas do we serve?
Currently serving Dallas, Tarrant, Parker, Wise, Denton, Collin, Ellis, Johnson, Hood, and Kaufmann counties